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land forces

pl n
  1. armed forces serving on land
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Historical Examples of land forces

  • Appointing as commanders of the land-forces officers of the fleet, the army of course resented this as an insult.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 2

    Willis Fletcher Johnson

  • The maidens I have named, in fighting as well as courteous array, led their land-forces to the battle-field.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

    Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")

  • While these preparations were carried on, the great king, at the head of his land-forces, marched to Sardis.

  • The number of land-forces occasioned a debate; and the Hessian auxiliaries were not allowed without dispute and opposition.

  • They provided for eight-and-twenty thousand land-forces, besides six thousand marines.